A promise to protect your weekly bin collection.
Following the cuts to recycling collections due across Allerdale in April, residents are rightly worried that their weekly bin collections are under threat.
Despite failing to hit recycling targets in every year since they made recycling a council priority cardboard collections are to move from fortnightly to monthly, while the ability to fill as many purple bags as you wished with mixed recyclables is taken away and replaced by small wheelie bin - or worse, a small black box in areas that use the green hessian sacks for cardboard currently.
Not only is it unlikely to help us hit our recycling targets, it is likely to result in an increase in fly-tipping. This will ultimately come at a greater cost to council tax payers.
Allerdale Conservatives will not only protect your weekly bin collection, but will look at initiatives to increase recycling rates.